The 20 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Catchphrases

  • Chevy Chase

  • Dan Aykroyd

  • Roseanne Roseannadanna

  • Festrunk Bros

  • Fernando Lamas

  • The Church Lady

  • Hans and Franz

  • Wayne’s World

  • Superfans

  • The Richmeister

  • Stuart Smalley

  • Linda Richman

  • Matt Foley

  • Total Bastard Airlines

  • Brian Fellows

  • Sally O’Malley

  • Bruce Dickinson

  • Bill Brasky

  • Sarah Palin

  • Stefon

-Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

Since 1975Saturday Night Live has provided us with some of the best and most iconic catchphrases that have become a part our pop culture lexicon. The show has given us one-liners that went from being repeated at the watercooler on Monday mornings to something that’s become part of our daily dialogue.

Who doesn’t say they need “more cowbell” when they hear “Don’t Fear the Reaper”? Or associate Sarah Palin with being able to “see Russia from my house”? In honor of SNL’s 40th birthday, which VH1 Classic is currently celebrating with its  “SNL Rewind: 2015-1975 Mega Marathon,” here are the 20 best catchphrases throughout the years.

For more punchline goodness, revisit Kevin Hart’s episode of SNL featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis:

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Tara Aquino is an entertainment writer based out of L.A. She likes people, places, and things.